Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Whether you envision an intimate dinner party in the middle of a meadow, see yourselves getting married on skis at the top of a mountain, or picture being wed under a full moon on the lake, Christa Deane of Mountain High Weddings will help you create a unique ceremony to declare your love and promises to your chosen partner.

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Christa Deane

Wedding Officiant & Founder of Mountain High Weddings

I’ve lived on Tahoe’s beautiful West Shore since 1988. My path to becoming an officiant started after working in a flower shop for a few months and realizing there are A LOT of weddings in Tahoe — and for good reason! This truly is an incredible place to get married. I thought to myself, “What a wonderful job it would be to celebrate marriage.” I found out what it took to marry couples and I started in May of 1998. I was ordained by the Universal Life Church, which believes we are all one; no matter what religion you or I may be, we all live in this world together.

As a marriage officiant, I am excited to be a part of bringing people together. I believe marriage is the ultimate commitment between two people who share goals, ideas, values, and most importantly, love. I also believe the wedding ceremony is one special time when you get to declare your feelings, promises, and dreams to your chosen one, in front of your loved ones.

I know marriage is worth celebrating and I also know that the pre-celebration can be stressful — in that space is where I found my calling. With my many years of experience, I have brought hundreds of couples together, and with that experience, I’ve been able to accomplish keeping the ceremony calm and stress-free. Becoming a marriage officiant has blessed my life in so many ways. I’d be honored to marry you and your partner.

Award-Winning North Tahoe Wedding Officiant

Wedding Wire Award - Mountain High Weddings
Wedding Wire Award - Mountain High Weddings
Wedding Wire Award - Mountain High Weddings
Wedding Wire Award - Mountain High Weddings
Wedding Wire Award - Mountain High Weddings
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“My now-husband and I decided to elope to Lake Tahoe! After finding Christa on Google, her reviews and prices are what influenced our decision to have her marry us — and it was definitely the RIGHT decision! From planning to execution, our wedding day went off without a hitch — and we have Christa to thank for that!”

DENISE & CARLOS • BRIDE & GROOM
Groom

“Christa made this experience by far the most beautiful and stress-free day ever. She did everything for us; all we had to do is show up. She had great ideas and was very professional. She helped me surprise my wife and made our wedding a dream come true. Both my wife and I would recommend Christa if you want a stress-free wedding. Thank you, Christa.”

SCOTT • GROOM

Mountain High Offerings

Marriage license (& a certified copy) included in all packages – one less thing to worry about!

Travel Fees:  for weddings outside of the Tahoe Truckee area, travel fees of .75/mile plus $20/hr apply. If requesting a National Park (i.e. Yosemite) or location that requires traveling 3+ hours one-way, park fees and/or overnight accommodations are required.

Chairlift Rides and/or Hikes:  Extra fees may apply for chairlift rides and hiking given that more of my time is needed.

Mountain High Weddings - Mount Tallac Package

ELOPEMENT CEREMONY

  • Mondays- Thursdays: $550 (+$100 if you’d like Christa to take photos; 1gb SDMI card of all images provided)
    Fridays – Sundays (and peak dates): $625(+$100 if you’d like Christa to take photos; 1gb SDMI card of all images provided)
  • 1 meeting to discuss your visions/goals for the ceremonyPhone or Skype meeting
  • Respond promptly to emails (unlimited emailing)
  • Up to 12 guests
  • Up to 1 hour of time for ceremony
  • Provide simple ceremony scripts for ceremony (some customizing)
  • Issue marriage license
  • Mail in license with fees for certified copy of the license
  • Provide certified copy of the license (will arrive about 10 business days to your mailbox)
  • Provide keepsake copy of ceremony
  • Travel to ceremony location (up to 40 miles from Homewood), or location suggestions provided

TABLE CEREMONY

  • Starting at $300 (price increases if you wish for the ceremony to be at your rental in Homewood or Tahoma, rather than my patio garden)
  • Up to 10 minutes of time for paperwork
  •  Issue marriage license
  • Mail in license with fees for certified copy of the license
  • Provide certified copy of the license (will arrive about 10 business days to your mailbox)
  • No formal attire or professional photography at table ceremonies
Mountain High Weddings - Wedding Package
Mountain High Weddings - Mount Ellis Package

CUSTOM CEREMONY W/ REHEARSAL

  • Mondays-Thursdays:$700
    Fridays-Sundays(and peak dates):$775
  • 1 meeting (in-person, Skype, or phone) to discuss your vision and goals for your ceremony
  • Respond promptly to emails (unlimited)
  • Provide vendor referrals
  • Provide ceremony scripts for guidance in ceremony planning
  • Research rituals and/or traditions to create your custom ceremony
  • Provide drafts for approval prior to ceremony
  • Conduct the rehearsal (up to 1 hour)
  • Issue the marriage license
  • Arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony (to touch base with the photographer and DJ)
  • Help with seating guests and any last-minute details
  • Perform custom ceremony
  • Mail in the license with fees for certified copy of the license (certified copy will arrive about 10 business days later to your mailbox)
  • Provide keepsake copy of the ceremony
  • Travel to the ceremony and rehearsal; up to 40 miles from Homewood

JUST THE CEREMONY, NO REHEARSAL

  • Mondays-Thursdays: $600
    Fridays-Sundays(and peak dates): $650
  • 1 meeting (in-person, Skype, or phone) to discuss your vision/goals for the ceremony
  • Respond promptly to emails (unlimited)
  • Provide vendor referrals
  • Provide ceremony scripts for guidance in ceremony planning
  • Research rituals and/or traditions to create your custom ceremony
  • Provide drafts for approval prior to ceremony
  • Issue the marriage license
  • Arrive 30 minutes before ceremony (to touch base with photographer and DJ)
  • Help with seating guests and any last-minute details
  • Perform custom ceremony
  • Mail in the license with fees for certified copy of the license (certified copy will arrive about 10 business days later to your mailbox)
  • Provide keepsake copy of the ceremony
  • Travel to the ceremony; up to 40 miles from Homewood
Mountain High Weddings - Mount Rubicon Package
Mountain High Weddings - Tahoe A La Carte Package

VOW RENEWAL

  • Starting at $300
  • 1 meeting (in-person, Skype, or phone) to discuss your vision for the ceremony
  • Respond promptly to emails (unlimited)
  • Provide vendor referrals
  • Provide ceremony scripts for guidance in vow renewal
  • Provide drafts for approval prior to ceremony
  • Up to 30 minutes of time for ceremony

A LA CARTE

I help with the ceremony planning, conduct the rehearsal (with your officiant), and issue the license with fees. Your officiant just signs the license and drops it into the mailbox.
$400

I meet with you to issue you the license. You give the license to your officiant after the ceremony, they sign the license and drop it in the mailbox. It’s not legal until the ceremony is performed and signed by the officiant.
$200
Mountain High Weddings - Tahoe A La Carte Package
“We were very worried about how all of this was going to work out and as far as “eloping in Tahoe” goes, we don’t think it could have been any better. You made our fears go away about getting married in a “cheesy” and unoriginal way. Going from the big wedding to this was scary, but you made us feel right at home and we thank you for that. We’ve been telling friends and family about where you took us, how it snowed during our brief ceremony, how the sun came out when were driving away from the mansion, and most of all, how you really made our wedding day a memorable day that I don’t think can ever be recreated . . . it was just too perfect. Thank you for everything.”
JAMES • GROOM

“Christa was amazing! We were looking for someone that could arrange the marriage license and legal stuff for us, in addition to performing the ceremony, as we were living abroad and wouldn’t have enough time to sort everything out ourselves. Christa was on top of everything, a dream to communicate with, has great energy, and came up with a perfect ceremony speech for us. Highly recommend her!”

HANNAH & MAREN • BRIDES

Together Forever

“Love is not finding someone to live with. It’s finding someone you can’t live without.”
(Rafael Ortiz)

FAQ

I require a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your date and time. The remainder is due the day before the ceremony or day-of if you’re eloping. I take checks, Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle. After receiving the deposit, I send you a letter of confirmation that acts as the contract.

Single Religion, Interfaith, Non-religious, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union

Yes; I am a Notary Public in Placer County which is one of the few counties in California that allows Notaries to issue a California Confidential Marriage License. I have been issuing licenses for over 14 years and complete a yearly training from Placer County to keep my certification.

Yes. In the state of California, a Wedding Officiant is someone who is ordained by an approved organization and therefore authorized by the state to formally conduct officially recognized wedding ceremonies and to certify the marriage license. I am ordained and certified by the Universal Life Church, believing that we are all one; no matter what religion, we are all in this world together.

Yes! I have done many weddings on skis, snowshoes, hot air balloons, helicopters, paddleboards, but I do draw the line at jumping out of a plane. I am open and excited about pretty much anything else.

Yes; if I have availability, you can come on up the same day! Let’s do this!

I work out of my home, but I know plenty of wonderful local spots that I can take you to and I have plenty of venue referrals.

No; with the license I issue, we don’t need a witness.

For an additional fee, I’m happy to arrange those details for you. Let’s have a quick chat about what you’re looking for and I’ll contact my awesome vendors who’ll meet your needs.

Your ceremony can be as long or as short as you’d like. Generally, they are about 10-20 minutes.

I coordinate with you. If you’re having a formal ceremony, I usually wear a navy or black suit. If it’s Hawaiian-themed, I have a dress for that too. If you’re in shorts and flip-flops, I’ll join you! 

Contact

Mountain High Weddings
PO Box 294
Homewood, CA 96141

Cell Phone: (530) 906-5572

WE DO!

There’s no reason you should stress over your ceremony. I’ve got you covered. Let’s do this together.